YouTube Becomes a Hack Victim – Loses Many Popular Music Albums

A large number of high-profile music videos have been defaced on Youtube; which has now fallen victim to potential hackers. One of the most viewed and popular YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” wasn’t found on YouTube today after being defaced by hackers. The video’s image was changed and replaced with a masked gang holding guns and the hackers altered the description, calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi’sh.

Despacito video got deleted after reaching 5bn views

Many other popular super hit music videos have been affected, including songs from Chris Brown, Shakira, Selena Gomez, Drake, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Some of these videos are still available but with the defaced titles and thumbnail images. All the affected videos are uploaded to Vevo YouTube account of the artist. It’s also not clear if the hackers have gained access to the individual accounts or if there has been a widespread exploit with the Vevo accounts.